Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Mary Jo Chords

9,068 views 19 this week
1 commentread comment
1 2 3 4 5
excellent!
x 14
Autoscroll
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Contributor
Difficulty
novice
Hey! There's an official Ultimate Guitar app which is ideal
for learning songs when you're away from computer. Get the app
WARNING: You are trying to view
                                    content from Ultimate-Guitar.com
                                    in an unauthorized application,
                                    which is prohibited.

                                    Please use an official Ultimate
                                    Guitar Tabs application for iPhone,
                                    iPad or Android to access legitimate
                                    chords, guitar, bass, and drum tabs
                                    from Ultimate-Guitar.com database.

                                    Type "ultimate guitar tabs" in Apple
                                    App Store's or Android Market's
                                    search to find the application.
Mary Jo - Belle and Sebastian
-----------------------------

Tabbed By Caz1977

Great song, simple is best, as with most of Belle and Sebastian's songs, especially the 
ones. I've tabbed this version with alternate chords
for a different key a full step lower than the song as it's easier to play
with simpler chords if you don't want to play along with the song. They're
listed below.

                                 Alternate chords 1 step lower
              EADGBe                         EADGBe
              ------                         ------
Chords:  E:   022100                    D:   XX0232
         B:   799877 or X24442          A:   X02220
         A:   577655                    G:   320003 or 355433
         F#m: 244222                    Em:  022000
         G#m: 466444                    F#m: 244222
         C#m: X46654                    Bm:  X24432

Intro:  E
------


Verse 1
-------
E
Mary Jo, living alone
B
Drinking tea, on her own
    A                            E
She wants, I don't know what you want
E
Mary Jo, living alone
B
Drinking gin, the telly's on
    A
She wants


Chorus 1
--------
(No Chord)          E             F#m
The night to follow day and back again
                    G#m
She doesn't want to sleep
               A                E
Well who could blame her if she wants?
                    F#m          G#m
The night to follow day and back again
                    A
She doesn't want to sleep
               F#m               A
Well who could blame her, if she sleeps?
             F#m               A
Oh who could blame her, if she sleeps?
             F#m                E
Oh who could blame her, if she's sleeping?


Verse 2
-------
E
Mary Jo, back with yourself
   B                                      A
For company, keep telling yourself you're young
                 E
And it'll happen soon
E
Mary Jo, no one can guess
     B
What you've been through
                       A
Now you've got love to burn


Chorus 2
--------
(No Chord)          E                  F#m
It's someone else's turn to go through Hell
                     G#m             A
And you can see them come from fifty yards
             E
Yeah you can tell
                    F#m            G#m
It's someone else's turn to take a fall
                    A                  F#m
And now you are the one who's strong enough to help them
    A                  F#m
The one who's strong enough to help them
    A                  F#m              E
The one who's strong enough to help them all


Bridge
------
While Stuart is carrying on "all" and then la-la-la-ing you just carry on
with the chorus chord progression:

E,  F#m,  G#m,  A   (x2)


Middle Bit
----------
C#m
Mary Jo, you're looking thin
       B
You're reading a book, "The State I Am In"
    A                      E
But oh, it doesn't help at all
C#m
Cos what you want is a cigarette
      B                              A
And a thespian with a caravanette in Hull


Chorus 3
--------
(No Chord)            E            F#m
Your life is never dull in your dreams
               G#m            A               E
A pity that it never seems to work the way you see it
              F#m          G#m
Life is never dull in your head
                A              F#m
A sorry tale of action and the men you left for
A              F#m
Women, and the men you left for
A                 F#m              E
Intrigue, and the men you left for dead


              F#m          G#m
Life is never dull in your dreams
               A                E
A pity that it never works out, Mary
              F#m          G#m
Life is never dull in your dreams
                A              F#m
A sorry tale of action and the men you left for
A              F#m
Women, and the men you left for
A                 F#m              E
Intrigue, and the men you left for dead
E
The men you left for dead


Finish on an E

Rate this please if you think it's Ok.
comments
print report bad tab
1 comment total.
0 reply
Bumcivilian wrote on March 8 2009, 09:30 am

The lead over the 'middle bit' is:

e--16-16---16-16-17-19-19--19-19-18-17-17--17-17---16-16-14-12-12--

e--14-16-16---16-16-17-19-19---19-19-18-17-17--17-17

I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!